Otaku South EXTRA LARGE (a giveaway!)

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Otaku South is undoubtedly one of the stars of the Nashville pop-up scene. I’ve been hearing raves about Sarah Gavigan’s roaming ramen shop from friends for several months now, and after a mention in Food & Wine magazine, then a special appearance at Catbird Seat, I’ve certainly been feeling like I’m missing out by not having attended one myself.

So I was excited to hear about this weekend’s Otaku South on steroids – Otaku South EXTRA LARGE!

Along with Sarah’s local team, there will be special guest chefs from around the country serving up their own distinctive styles of ramen as well as assorted yakitori skewers. Choices, choices – how will I ever decide?!



with special guests
Guy Wong – Miso Izakaya, Atlanta
Akiko Moorman – The Gohan Society, New York
Phillip Foss – El Ideas, Chicago
Dennis Lange – Den-Chan, Atlanta


Marathon Music Works


Saturday, April 20th, 2013
3-8 pm


There will be live music in addition to all the incredible food. Admission to the event itself is free, but you’ll need to buy food tickets if you want to eat (and really, why wouldn’t you??). Each ticket is $12 and can be redeemed for one of the food items offered at EXTRA LARGE. To purchase tickets and learn more about the event, visit the Otaku South website.

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Now for some even more exciting news-  Sarah is letting me give away tickets to TWO of my lucky readers! Both of the winners will get a set of 2 food tickets to be used at the event.

~Contest Closed~

Congratulations to the winners!

#4 Amy Williams

#26 Ivan

All you have to do is this:


1. Leave a comment describing your best ever ramen experience. If you’ve never had ramen, no worries. Just tell me how much you’d love to eat a big bowl of Otaku South’s!


For up to 2 additional entries, you can do either or both of the following. Note: You must leave a separate comment for each optional entry.

2.  Follow me on Twitter (@betheats) and tweet “Live EXTRA LARGE this weekend with @betheats! Win 2 tickets to the @OtakuSouth Event! http://bit.ly/ZkVtZf ” then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

3.  Like Otaku South on Facebook and come back and tell me you did so (or just tell me you already do if that’s the case!)


Contest ends on Tuesday, April 16th at 9 p.m. CST. Once the winners are chosen, I’ll make contact via email and post the names here on the blog. If they don’t respond within 48 hours, I’ll be forced to choose others, so be sure to check your email!


Image courtesy of Otaku South